Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/2/13
Bret Bielema isn't quite ready to make any declarations about his Arkansas team. Still, the new Razorbacks coach knows the confidence gained from a season-opening win over Louisiana-Lafayette could go a long way for a team that went 4-8 last season and was picked to finish last in the Southeastern Conference West Division this year. Arkansas (1-0) made the most of its first game under Bielema on Saturday, outgaining a Ragin' Caguns team that has finished 9-4 in each of the last two seasons 522-274 in total yardage. It was a physical performance that had little resemblance to the finesse style of play the Razorbacks had been known for over the last five seasons, both under former coach Bobby Petrino and last season's interim coach, John L. Smith. Also different was the convincing manner of the win, particularly for a team that had only one truly dominating victory last season - a 49-7 rout of a Kentucky team that was winless in the SEC. Bielema didn't notice a change in Arkansas...
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